Category Archives: Blogger – School-Age Programs and Service Committee

Knitting Club for Tweens – a step-by-step how-to guide

Hand knitting has been around for arguably thousands of years, though in modern times its popularity has waxed and waned.  Waldorf schools around the world have long recognized that teaching young children handicrafts helps develop their fine motor and analytical skills. The … Continue reading

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Passive Programs for School Age Kids

Passive programs are a great way to engage kids, whether they’re hanging out after school, coming in on a school-free day, or are just looking for something to do! They often require minimal effort to prepare and get off the ground, but … Continue reading

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Taking Advantage of National Resources – The Smithsonian

As children’s librarians we give a lot of attention to reading and various literacy skills, and on many occasions we use fun activities to explore a variety of subjects with children. Through this blog and upcoming ones from me, I … Continue reading

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Digital Reading Platforms & School-Age Children

Ways in which digital reading services offer the opportunity to direct the eagerness and energy of kids in a way that is helpful and productive to the development of young people and the skills they need to function. Continue reading

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Youth Media Awards Tween Round-Up

With all the whooping and screaming and unbridled enthusiasm during the Youth Media Awards announcements, the hundreds of librarians in the room at ALA Midwinter might have been mistaken for a group of shrieking tweens.  But no!  Few if any … Continue reading

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Fall programming for kindergarteners to tweens!

Building a Mystery (not the Sarah McLachlan song) Have you ever attended one of those murder mystery programs for adults? Now you can make one for your tweens and teens at the library. To run a good murder mystery program … Continue reading

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Summer Reading > Numbers

Summer is over. But before I get out my cute new booties and pumpkin flavored everything, it’s time to reflect on what an awesome summer it was in the library. The easiest way to evaluate the success of an initiative … Continue reading

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Program-a-looza!

Last month’s ALA Annual conference saw the arrival of a mostly school-age sibling to Guerrilla Storytime and YA Smackdown.  On Sunday and Monday morning, Amy Forrester, Kahla Gubanich and Mary Pearl of the Denver Public Library and Multnomah County Library’s … Continue reading

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